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Re: Morrison dinosaur replicas

I'd second the opinion that the Boston Museum of Science dinosaurs are a great 
collection of figures. Their rearing Diplodocus (although one of the hardest of 
the whole line to find) very much mimics the pose of the rearing Barosaurus 
mount in the AMNH and would look great in a diorama with an Allosaurus of the 
right size.

That said, the line still currently in production with the widest assortment of 
Morrison critters would probably Safari Ltd.'s Carnegie Collection. A few 
European companies (Bullyland, Schleich, and Papo) also produce some Jurassic 
dinosaur models, but they are harder to find here in the US. The latest models 
released from various lines of dinosaur figures made by Safari Ltd. are of much 
higher quality than some of their earlier work.

Michelle Pinsdorf
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

--- On Fri, 11/20/09, James Whitcraft <whitcraj@ipfw.edu> wrote:

> From: James Whitcraft <whitcraj@ipfw.edu>
> Subject: Re: Morrison dinosaur replicas
> To: "James Farlow" <farlow@ipfw.edu>, 
> Date: Friday, November 20, 2009, 2:02 PM
> A personal affordable favorite of
> mine has always been The Boston Museum
> of Science collection made by Battat.
> Out of production, though, so hard to find.
> Safari seems to dominate now. 
> They are generally good - with early issues such as chubby
> sauropods
> and upright theropods]. Latter stuff or re-tooled
> species seem to have
> gotten better.
> There's a "Safari Limited" and "Carnegie Collection by
> Safari".
> Schleich has some fair examples of critters.
> Lastly, I've got five great figures from a collection by
> Papo. They
> are pricier, larger, with amazing detail and paint
> jobs. Cool
> Allosaurus and Stegosaurus. (The Cretaceous
> Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops,
> and Spinosaurus are based heavily on Jurassic Park,
> however. . .)
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> >>> "James Farlow" <farlow@ipfw.edu>
> 11/20/2009 11:39 AM >>> 
> A query for the collectors on this list:
> Any thoughts about who offers the best deal, in the
> compromise between
> cost and quality, of dinosaur replicas?Â
> Carnegie? Safari?
> I am specifically interested in Morrison beasts